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MUC 1101   INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC COMPOSITION

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: MUT 1001 or equivalent and departmental permission. Students practice compositional skills with assignments and projects to demonstrate an understanding of the basic materials, devices, and processes for composing music in the small forms. The course is a survey of styles of the major creative movements, with emphasis on twentieth century techniques. May be taken up to two times for credit. One hour private lesson plus one hour seminar class each week.

MUC 1102   MUSIC COMPOSITION II: STRINGS AND WOODWINDS

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: MUC 1101 and departmental permission. Continuation of MUC 1101, but with an emphasis on (a) orchestration technique in composing for the string instruments both as solo instruments, and as a family. Projects for duo, trio, string quartet, and string orchestra; and (b) for the woodwind family. May be taken up to two times for credit. One-hour private lesson plus one-hour seminar class each week. 32 contact hours.

MUC 1104   MUSIC COMPOSITION III: BRASS AND PERCUSSION

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: MUC 1101 and departmental permission. Continuation of MUC 1101, but with an emphasis on (a) orchestration technique in composing for the brass instruments both as solo instruments, and as a family. Projects for duo, trio, brass quartet and quintet, and for brass choir; and (b) for the percussion family. May be taken up to two times for credit. One-hour private lesson plus one-hour seminar class each week. 32 contact hours.

MUC 1107   MUSIC COMPOSITION IV: CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: MUC 1101 and departmental permission. Continuation of MUC 1101 with an emphasis on orchestration skills culminating with a composition, in one of the large forms, for orchestra. May be taken up to two times for credit. One-hour private lesson plus one-hour seminar class each week. 32 contact hours.

MUC 1311   STUDIO MUSIC APPLICATIONS

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: Departmental permission. This course will introduce students to the applications related to studio recording and electronic music production. Sequencing, notation and synthesis techniques will be studied and applied in compositional and arranging assignments. This course may be taken two (2) times for credit. One hour lesson per week plus two hours each week working in the Music Technology Laboratory on assigned projects. 16 contact hours.

MUC 1603   ANALYSIS OF SONG LYRICS

credits: 3  
This course is the study of song lyrics in popular music. Studies include twentieth and twenty-first century historical perspectives, song form, content and imagery, and the effect that phonetic tone and diction have on cogency. The course objective is to educate the aspiring songwriter on the usage of sophisticated techniques in contemporary lyrical construction. 47 contact hours.

MUC 1606   A COMPOSER'S GUIDE TO THE RECORDING STUDIO

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUC 1621 and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, composition subplan. This course is designed to give the contemporary composer a working knowledge of the recording studio and the skills required to be successful in its use. Topics of study are record production common practice, arrangement and orchestration theory when recording, tracking session techniques, mix-down and mastering responsibilities, and current software platforms for composers. 47 contact hours.

MUC 1616   INTRODUCTION TO FILM SCORING

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: MUC 1101 or equivalent, and departmental permission. This course is an introduction to film scoring comprised of (a) an overview and discussion of the history of music as used for the purpose of underscoring motion pictures; (b) discussion and demonstration of the function of "incidental" music in film, and the various philosophies regarding its usage; (c) projects and assignments in composing for actual film sequences, learning to master the devices and techniques of editing and synchronizing music "cues" to the film clips. One-hour private lesson plus one-hour seminar class each week. 32 contact hours.

MUC 1618   FILM SCORING II - TELEVISION EPISODIC

credits: 2  
Prerequisites: MUC 1616 and departmental permission. This course is a continuation of MUC 1616 with an emphasis on underscoring of dialog, composing main title themes, and writing scene-in and scene-out interludes and bumpers. This is a project-oriented course that culminates in scoring a full-length television episode. One-hour private lesson plus one-hour seminar class each week. 32 contact hours.

MUC 1619   FILM SCORING III - FEATURE LENGTH

credits: 2  
Prerequisites: MUC 1618 and departmental permission. In this course, the student will focus on scoring a feature-length industry film in its entirety, with full orchestral resources. The student will explore numerous varieties of scenic, action, and dialog issues, and will retain a DVD copy of finished project as a portfolio sample. One-hour private lesson plus one-hour seminar class each week. 32 contact hours.

MUC 1621   COMPOSITION IN MODERN MEDIA I

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: ((MUT 2341, MUT 2341L) or equivalent) and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, composition subplan. Students practice compositional skills with assignments and projects to demonstrate an understanding of the basic materials, devices, and processes for composing and arranging contemporary music in the most common popular forms. The course is a survey of styles of the current creative movements, with emphasis on both acoustic and electronic techniques. May be taken up to two times for credit. One-hour private lesson plus one-hour seminar class each week. 32 Contact hours.

MUC 2000   SONGWRITING

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: MUT 1001 and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree composition subplan. This course is designed to introduce students to the craft of songwriting as well as to help experienced songwriters discover new strategies to expand their technique. Focus is on contemporary music, especially, but not limited to, popular music and jazz. The course provides information that can be immediately applied to composing songs. 32 contact hours.

MUC 2001   SONGWRITING II

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: MUC 2000 and MUC 1603 and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree composition subplan. This course offers a systematic approach to constructing strong, expressive melodies in commercial songwriting. It encompasses: creating memorable melodies, using counterpoint effectively in song construction, developing melodic ideas over different modes, and incorporating melodies across chords into different song sections. 32 contact hours

MUC 2601   LYRIC WRITING I

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 or equivalent and departmental permission. This course serves to provide the student with a study of lyric writing. Student will learn to write lyrics through the application of: phrasing; rhythm and rhyme; structure and form. Student will learn what makes lyrics work and not work, applying knowledge as a lyricist or an audience member, making one more capable as both. May be taken up to two times for credit. 32 contact hours.

MUC 2604   LYRIC WRITING II

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: ENC 1101, MUC 2XXX, or equivalent and departmental permission. This course will provide the student with techniques to writing lyrics by finding better rhymes and using them more effectively. Becoming a naturally great lyricist is a skill that can be learned and improved upon. This course provides all of the technical information necessary to develop this skill completely. May be taken up to two times for credit. 32 Contact hours.

MUC 2622   COMPOSITION IN MODERN MEDIA II

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: ((MUT 2342, MUT 2342L) or equivalent) and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, composition subplan. This course is the advanced level of Contemporary Composing and Arranging. Students practice compositional skills with assignments and projects to demonstrate an advanced understanding of the full spectrum materials, devices, and processes for composing and arranging contemporary music in a wide range of popular forms. The course is an in-depth discussion and analysis of styles used in the current creative movements, with emphasis on both acoustic and electronic techniques. May be taken up to two times for credit. One-hour private lesson plus one-hour seminar class each week. 32 contact hours.

MUC 2631   AVID PRO TOOLS FOR THE COMPOSER

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2601, MUM 2601L, MUT 2342, MUT 2342L, MUM 2609 and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, composition subplan. This course is the advanced level study of composing while using specific computer-based production platforms. Students practice compositional skills with assignments and projects to demonstrate an advanced understanding of the tools available to the composer when using the Avid Pro Tools software and hardware. 47 contact hours.

MUG 2101   ELEMENTS OF CONDUCTING

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUT 1111 or equivalent. This course is an introduction to the skill and art of musical conducting. Students will develop the physical skills involved with conducting using the baton and hands. Methods of choral and instrumental conducting will be explored and practiced using members of the class as performers as well as existing musical ensembles. Rehearsal preparation and techniques will also be explored. 47 contact hours.

MUH 1110   INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: ENC 0025 or EAP 1695 or satisfactory score on the placement test. This course is a general survey of the world's great music and its composers, with emphasis upon the development of intelligent listening. This course is designed for the non-music major. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. 47 contact hours.

MUH 2052   THE MUSIC OF THE WORLD

credits: 3  
This course exposes students to musical traditions across the world through cultural context, approached through study, directed listening, performance, writing and research. It explores selected musical cultures of the major continental regions of the globe, including Native Americans, Africa, Eastern Europe, India, Asia, and Latin America. 47 contact hours.

MUL 1010   INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC HISTORY

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or (EAP 1695) or (satisfactory score on the SPC placement test). This course is designed to acquaint the student with musical styles and their historical backgrounds. It is intended for music majors but open to all students who are able to read music. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in the General Education Requirements. 47 contact hours.

MUL 1017   HISTORY OF ROCK I (1950-1979)

credits: 3  

This course is the first of two sections in the study of the history of rock and popular music from 1950 to the present. Studies will include historical time-lines, stylistic mutation, correlations with concurrent historical events and pop culture changes, and the technological advances that were a contributing factor to the evolution of this music genre. This course will prepare students for History of Rock II (1980-Present). 47 contact hours.

MUL 2018   HISTORY OF ROCK II (1980-PRESENT)

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUL 1017. This course is the second of two courses in the study of the history of rock and popular music from 1950 to present. The course will include historical time-lines, stylistic mutation, correlations with concurrent historical events and pop culture changes, and the technological advances that were a contributing factor to the evolution of this music genre. 47 contact hours.

MUL 2380   HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC

credits: 3  

This course is a survey of various styles of popular music from 1840 to the present including folk music, ragtime, musical theater, blues, jazz, rock, and electronic music. 47 contact hours.

MUM 1001   APPLE MACINTOSH FOUNDATIONS

credits: 1  

This course is specifically designed to serve the incoming student who does not have familiarity with the Apple Macintosh operating system's conventions. The Music Industry/Recording Arts program (MIRAS-AS) uses Apple computers exclusively; this course will assist the student who is unfamiliar with the platform to get a solid foundation in order to begin their studies. 16 contact hours.

MUM 1030   PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Audition required and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, performance subplan. This course is the study of rehearsal and performance skills and techniques necessary for professional musicians to maintain good personal health, develop constructive practice regimens, and prepare themselves for a high level of competency when engaged in professional music performances. 32 contact hours.

MUM 1034   VOCAL COACHING FOR THE RECORDING STUDIO

credits: 2  
Audition required. This course is for vocal students in the first year of study in the music industry recording arts program. The instruction concentrates on training singers who are preparing for a career in commercial singing, with a focus of the physical processes of voice, effective vocal recording technique, and the study and development of music promotional materials for the vocalist. Class activities involve both individual and group singing experiences. This course may be taken 2 times for a maximum of 4 credits. 32 contact hours.

MUM 1310   LEGAL ISSUES FOR THE MUSICIAN I - COURT SYSTEM AND CONTRACT LAW

credits: 1  

This course is intended to provide an overview of basic concepts and laws within the American legal system as it applies to issues within the music industry. Topics covered include the structure of the American court system, the legal environment of business, and the principles of contract law. 16 contact hours.

MUM 1311   LEGAL ISSUES FOR THE MUSICIAN II - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: MUM 1310. This course is intended to provide an overview of basic concepts of intellectual property law as it applies to music issues. Topics covered include the creation and protection of intellectual property including domestic and foreign rights and enforcement as they apply to music performance and publishing. 16 contact hours.

MUM 1312   LEGAL ISSUES FOR THE MUSICIAN III - LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: MUM 1310. This course is intended to provide an overview of basic concepts and laws within labor and employment law as it applies to musicians. Topics covered include the employment relationship and independent contractors, agency relationships, and employment regulation as it pertains to those in the music industry. 17 contact hours.

MUM 1623   ELECTRONIC MUSIC: SYNTHESIS AND SAMPLING I

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUM 2600, MUS 1621, MUT 1001, or permission of the dean. This course is the first of a two-semester curriculum exploring how electronic music synthesis and sampling is used in modern music production. The history of synthesis, analog sound reproduction, hardware component types, and hands-on practical application are areas of study. 47 contact hours.

MUM 1624   ELECTRONIC MUSIC: SYNTHESIS AND SAMPLING II

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUM 1623 or Dean's permission. This course is the second of a two-semester curriculum exploring how electronic music synthesis and sampling is used in modern music production. The history of digital synthesis,computer sound design, synthesis techniques and programming music technology are areas of study.47 contact hours.

MUM 1629   AUDIO MIXING TECHNIQUES I

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: MUS 1621 and MUS 2601 and and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, production subplan. Corequisite: MUM 1629L. This course is the study of contemporary audio engineering techniques. Fundamental aspects of working in the mixing phase of record production are topics of study and practice, including: sound aesthetics and balance priorities, signal flow and routing concepts, signal processing types and their mix-specific applications. Through assignments and examples, a practical foundation in the mixing engineer’s skill-set will be developed. 47 contact hours.

MUM 1629L   AUDIO MIXING TECHNIQUES I LAB

credits: 1  

Prerequisites: MUM 2601, MUS 1621 and and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, production subplan. Corequisite: MUM 1629. This course serves to provide the student with an applied, practical environment to work with advanced audio mixing techniques using concepts put forth in MUM 1629 to computer-based recording and mixing set-ups. Skills will be developed that will enable the student to work in an audio mixing environment at a beginning to intermediate level. 32 contact hours.

MUM 1662   LIVE SOUND REINFORCEMENT TECHNIQUES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2600, MUS 1621, MUT 1001 and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, production subplan. Corequisite: MUM 1942. This course is the study of contemporary live sound reinforcement engineering techniques. All aspects of working in the live sound environment such as; audio component types, venue acoustical considerations, signal processing, application specific technical considerations, microphone techniques, mixing techniques, and sound crew protocol and common practice are topics of study. 47 contact hours.

MUM 1942   INTERNSHIP: SOUND ENGINEERING I

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2600 AND MUS 1621 AND MUT 1001 and and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, production subplan . Corequisite: MUM 1662. This course is the first of two semesters of study, and is designed to enable students to evolve individually, and as a group, toward the utilization of sound engineering technology in a professional setting. Students will utilize audio engineering skills and techniques acquired in the classroom and apply these techniques in a pre-determined audio recording or live sound reinforcement situation. Students will explore their audio production discipline in a direct supervised, on-site, training program/internship for knowledge and experience. The emphasis will be a “hands-on” approach working with other students in an appropriately equipped performance venue and incorporating academic discussions and practices with job related experience. Course may be taken for a maximum of 3 credits. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to other assignments.

MUM 2035   VOCAL COACHING FOR THE RECORDING STUDIO II

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: MUM 1034 or permission of the program administrator. Audition required. This course is for the music major in the second year of study in the secondary performance area. The instruction concentrates on training singers who are preparing for a career in commercial singing, with a focus of the physical processes of voice, effective vocal recording technique, group performance blend, stylistic adjustment, and performance discipline in a studio setting. Class activities involve both individual and group singing experiences. This course may be taken 2 times for a maximum of 4 credits. 32 contact hours.

MUM 2313   LEGAL ISSUES IN MUSIC

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. This course is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of basic legal concepts and laws a professional in the music and recording arts industry should master including those concerning intellectual property, agency, business formation, employment and contracts to better prepare and protect the professional. Topics covered include the creation and protection of intellectual property, the meaning of agency relationships and various contract formation and legal issues specific to music and recording arts. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2600   MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND RECORDING TECHNIQUES I

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUS 1360 and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. Corequisites: MUT 1001 and MUS 1621 or permission of the Dean. This introductory course in the music technology sequence presents recording concepts and historical milestones, signal flow theory, analog and digital basics, studio protocol and infrastructure, and critical music technology nomenclature. This course will prepare students for Music Technology and Recording Techniques II. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2601   MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND RECORDING TECHNIQUES II

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2600 and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. Corequisite: MUM 2601L. This second course in the music technology sequence presents techniques used in working with Pro Tools hardware and software. Digital audio theory, basic Pro Tools configuration techniques, graphical user interface (GUI) topography, and session initiation will be explored. This course prepares students for Music Technology and Recording Techniques III. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2601L   MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND RECORDING TECHNIQUES II LAB

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: MUM 2600 and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. Corequisite: MUM 2601. This course serves to provide the student with an introduction to digital audio recording by applying concepts put forth in MUM 2600 and MUM 2601 to computer-based recording set-ups. Skills will be developed that will enable the student to operate a Pro Tools system at an introductory level. This course will prepare students for Music Technology and Recording Techniques III. 32 contact hours.

MUM 2602   MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND RECORDING TECHNIQUES III

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2601/2601L and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. Corequisite: MUM 2602L. This third course in the music technology sequence presents advanced techniques used in working with Pro Tools hardware and software. Professional recording, editing, and mix-down techniques will be explored. This course will prepare students for Music Technology and Recording Techniques IV. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2602L   MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND RECORDING TECHNIQUES III LAB

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: MUM 2601/2601L and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. Corequisite: MUM 2602. This course provides opportunities for students to practice digital audio manipulation in a studio setting. The course of study will include advanced recording, editing, and mix-down techniques within the Pro Tools environment. This course will prepare students for Music Technology and Recording Techniques IV. 32 contact hours.

MUM 2603   MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND RECORDING TECHNIQUES IV

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2602/2602L and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. This fourth course in the music technology sequence presents live recording and professional level production techniques used in working with Pro Tools hardware and software. The course of study will include applied recording, editing, and mix-down techniques in a “real world” setting, utilizing learned skills to capture a live performance and present a final mix for evaluation. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2609   CRITICAL LISTENING: ANALYSIS OF CONTEMPORARY PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2600, MUS 1621, MUT 1001 and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, production subplan. This course is an in-depth study of production techniques used in contemporary popular music. Song structure, style characteristics, arranging techniques, recording methods, and mix-down and mastering processes will be analyzed and discussed. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2610   MUSIC PRODUCTION FOUNDATIONS

credits: 3  

Corequisite: MUM 2670. This course is specifically designed to serve the Avid Certified Pro Tools Expert and Sound Technologist Certificate program (AVID-CT). In conjunction with the Avid Pro Tools training, the student will train in basic recording techniques, signal flow, basic acoustic principles, sonic manipulation, studio etiquette, and job skills preparation. Upon completion of the Avid Certified Pro Tools Expert and Sound Technologist program, the student is awarded a college certificate. These courses will apply toward the AS degree in Music Industry/Recording Arts. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2611   ACOUSTIC AND REMOTE RECORDING TECHNIQUES

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: MUM 2601, MUM 2601L, MUS 1621, MUT 1001. Corequisite: MUM 2945 Topic 2: Acoustic. This course is an in-depth study of techniques used in recording classical, jazz and other acoustic music in studios as well as performance venues and other remote locations. Stereo microphone techniques, recording methods and media, mix-down and post-production processes will be anaylzed and discussed. Through lectures, demonstrations and co-requisite internship, students will gain practical experience in cooperation with local orchestra musicians, ensembles and soloists. 32 contact hours.

MUM 2612   CRITICAL LISTENING II: ANALYSIS OF CONTEMPORARY PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2609 and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, production subplan. This course is an advanced level study of production techniques used in contemporary popular music. It is designed to be the second semester study of in-depth listening skills required of the mixing and mastering specialist. Listening examples will provide an overview of the history of innovations and revolutions in analog and digital technology. Sound aesthetics, stylistic trends, recording media and methods, mixing techniques, signal processing and mastering approaches will be analyzed and discussed. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2640   POST PRODUCTION SOUND

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUM 2601/2601L, MUS 1621, MUT 1001, or permission of the dean. This course is the study of contemporary audio post-production engineering techniques. The goal of this curriculum is to prepare the student for a career in post-production audio. Dialogue editing, sound effects, automated dialogue replacement (ADR), music editing, mixing, and delivery methods are topics of study. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2670   AVID PRO TOOLS 101/110

credits: 3  

Pre-requisite: MUM 2600 and MUS 1621. This course is the first semester of a two-semester course structure preparing the student for the Pro Tools Operator Certification Exam administered by Avid. This course is the introductory to advanced sequence for Avid Pro Tools LE software and hardware. The student will be eligible to take the Pro Tools 101 and Pro Tools 110 exams at the culmination of this course. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2671   AVID PRO TOOLS 201/210

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUM 2670. This course is the second semester of a two-semester course structure preparing the student for the Pro Tools Operator Certification Exam administered by Avid. This course is the intermediate to advanced sequence for Avid Pro Tools HD software and hardware. The student will be eligible to take the Pro Tools 201 and Pro Tools 210 exams at the culmination of this course, and achieve Certified Pro Tools Operator status. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2672   PRO TOOLS FOR GAME AUDIO (PT130)

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2600, MUS 1621, MUM 2601, MUM 2601L. This course is an in-depth study of production techniques used in creating and implementing game audio using the Avid Pro Tools audio production system. Analysis of game sonic requirements and workflow, audio element acquisition, sound effect production (Both foley and library), dialogue types, music usage, vehicle sounds, and cinematics will be studied, discussed, and demonstrated. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2677   LIVE SOUND REINFORCEMENT TECHNIQUES II

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 1662. This course is an in-depth study of contemporary production techniques and tools used in live sound reinforcement and concert production. Conventional and in-ear monitor matrix mixing, and sound system design with practical application techniques will be studied. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2678   AUDIO MIXING TECHNIQUES II

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2601, MUM 2601L, MUM 1629, MUM 1629L and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, production subplan. Corequisite: MUM 2678L. This course is a study of advanced contemporary audio engineering techniques. All aspects of working in the mixing phase of record production are topics of study and practice including; advanced processing techniques and effectual problem solving, automated mixing workflows and control surface concepts, sound/balance aesthetic decision making and mix-translation objectives. Assignments and exercises will add breadth and depth to students’ mixing experience, while following a model of industry-established collaborative roles, and exercises in creative communication protocol and common practice. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2678L   AUDIO MIXING TECHNIQUES II - LAB

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: MUM 2601, MUM 2601L, MUM 1629, MUM 1629L and admission to the MIRA A.S. degree, production subplan. Corequisite: MUM 2678. This course serves to provide the student with an applied, practical environment to work with advanced audio mixing techniques using concepts put forth in MUM 2678 with computer-based recording and mixing set-ups. Skills will be developed that will enable the student to work in an audio mixing environment at an intermediate to advanced level. 32 contact hours.

MUM 2679   AVID PRO TOOLS 310M (EXPERT CERTIFICATION)

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2671. This course is a third semester of a three-semester course structure preparing the student for the Pro Tools Operator Expert Certification Exam in Music administered by Avid. This course is the advanced level in the sequence for Avid Pro Tools HD software and hardware. The student will be eligible to take the Avid Pro Tools 310M exams at the culmination of this course, and achieve Expert Pro Tools Operator status. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2680   AUDIO ENGINEERING FOUNDATIONS

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUM 2600, MUS 1621, or permission of the dean. This course offers beginning to intermediate study and application of practical skills and concepts essential to career-paths in audio engineering and music production. Listening sessions and projects will focus on comparisons and evaluations of recordings, recording equipment, software and hardware, serving simultaneously as ear-training and skills-training in the proper methodology for making such comparisons. Through listening, we will examine basic audio principles and myths, recognize distortion types and phase issues, examine differences in sound between various types of recording and playback devices, processors and transducers. We will also engage in basic wiring/soldering and building projects, troubleshooting and solving basic acoustic and signal chain/wiring issues. The student will gain confidence and skill in establishing solid test procedures, troubleshooting processes and basic wiring skills applicable to any studio or live audio setting. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2681   AUDIO FOR BROADCAST FOUNDATIONS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2601, MUM 2601L, MUS 1621, or permission of the Dean. This course is the study of contemporary audio for broadcast production engineering techniques. The goal of this curriculum is to prepare the student for a career in “over-the-air” and “internet” radio audio. Voice-over production, show construction, script writing, music editing, mixing, and delivery preparation are topics of study. The student will be prepared to participate in the MIRA Internet Radio Club for real-time production and broadcast. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2682   APPLIED MIXING TECHNIQUES

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: MUM 2678 or equivalent, and departmental permission. This course offers students individual, directed study in contemporary audio mixing techniques. Applying skills developed in prerequisite classes, students will work directly with the instructor and in peer-review class meetings, focusing on self-originated projects as well as "pool" projects, pairing them for collaboration with students working in other music production classes and disciplines. This process will challenge further refinement of technical skills, and offer essential experience in students' communication and collaboration aptitudes that will prove a distinct advantage as they enter this competitive industry. May be taken up to two times for credit. One-hour private lesson plus one-hour seminar/peer-review class each week.

MUM 2700   AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC

credits: 1  
This course focuses on the fundamentals of the music business specific to managing performance, recording, publishing, and distribution trends. 16 contact hours.

MUM 2702   PROMOTING AND MERCHANDISING MUSICIANS

credits: 1  
This course focuses on strategies used to promote emerging musicians and their music. Specific resources are reviewed for creating promotional campaigns, increasing listener awareness, and developing a regular schedule of performing. Students will also review the most common contract terms entered into by musicians. 16 contact hours.

MUM 2707   PRACTICAL MUSIC BUSINESS

credits: 3  

This course covers the business and promotion of music and its related professions. Included are discussions and projects for the creation, growing, and marketing of your musical specialty. Topics include: developing and branding your talent, networking with others in the field of music to promote your profession, contract terms and negotiations, pricing, and the importance of maximizing opportunity. The retail and wholesale music business, musical instruction and working with musical volunteers will also be discussed. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2944   INTERNSHIP: STUDIO ENGINEERING I

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUM 2602, MUT 1001, or permission of the dean. The Studio Engineering internship is designed to prepare and coordinate in-field experience for advanced students in a professional recording industry setting, such as recording studios, audio post-production facilities, or broadcast studios. Internship should help students to advance their skills and abilities through practical application of techniques and concepts discussed in other courses. The internship experience should also provide opportunities to further develop professionalism, problem-solving, resourcefulness and self-reliance, and may offer chances to establish contacts within the industry that lead to entry-level employment. 47 contact hours.

MUM 2945   INTERNSHIP: SOUND ENGINEERING II

credits: 1-4  

Prerequisite: MUM 1942 or permission of the dean. This course is the second of two semesters of study, and is designed to enable students to evolve individually, and as a group, toward the advanced utilization of sound engineering technology in a professional setting. Students will utilize audio engineering skills and techniques acquired in the classroom and previous internships, and apply these techniques in a pre-determined audio recording or live sound reinforcement situation. Students will explore their audio production discipline in a non-direct supervised, on-site, training program/internship for knowledge and experience. The emphasis will be a “hands-on” approach working with other students in an appropriately equipped performance venue and incorporating academic discussions and practices with job related experience. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to other assignments.

Topic I: Live Event Production
The Live Event Production internship is designed to enable students an opportunity to apply practices and techniques learned in the co requisite live sound reinforcement course. Students gain a backstage perspective and are provided opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and work ethic in a variety of venues working alongside industry professionals.

Topic II: Acoustic and Remote Recording
The Acoustic and Remote Recording internship is designed to prepare and coordinate in-field experience, to help students advance their skills and abilities through practical application of techniques and concepts discussed in the corequisite course. Assignments will involve cooperation with the Florida Orchestra, The Palladium, The SPC Music Center, recording studios and other settings. The internship experience should also provide opportunities to further develop professionalism, problem-solving, resourcefulness and self-reliance, and may offer chances to establish contacts within the industry that lead to entry-level employment.

Topic III: Studio Engineering
The Studio Engineering internship is designed to prepare and coordinate in-field experience for advanced students in a professional recording industry setting, such as recording studios, audio post-production facilities, or broadcast studios. Internship should help students to advance their skills and abilities through practical application of techniques and concepts discussed in other courses. The internship experience should also provide opportunities to further develop professionalism, problem-solving, resourcefulness and self-reliance, and may offer chances to establish contacts within the industry that lead to entry-level employment.

MUN 1031   ROCK ENSEMBLE I

credits: 1  

Audition required. Open to both instrumentalists (any instruments) and singers, this course is the study and performance of commercial music. Emphasis is placed on learning a wide variety of popular music styles heard on radio, television, soundtracks and Web-based music distribution systems. Course may be taken up to six times for credit. 32 contact hours.

MUN 1032   ROCK ENSEMBLE II

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Audition required. Open to both instrumentalists (any instruments) and singers, this course is a continuation of Rock Ensemble I and is a more advanced study of commercial music performance. Members should be competent on their instruments and/or voice and have fluency in music reading and knowledge of chord symbols. Course may be taken up to six times for credit. 32 contact hours.

MUN 1120   COLLEGE BAND

credits: 1  

Audition required. This course is the study and performance of standard band literature. Emphasis is placed on exposure and learning the highest quality literature for winds and percussion through rehearsal and performance. Membership is comprised of SPC Music Majors and community members. Course may be taken up to six times for credit. 47 contact hours.

MUN 1140   WIND SYMPHONY

credits: 1  

Audition required. This course is the study and performance of standard band and wind ensemble literature. Emphasis is placed on exposure and learning the highest quality literature for winds and percussion through rehearsal and performance. Membership is comprised of SPC Music Majors and community members. Acceptance into this ensemble is highly selective. SPC Music Majors participating in this ensemble must also be enrolled in COLLEGE BAND, MUN 1120. Course may be taken up to six times for credit. 47 contact hours.

MUN 1210   COLLEGE ORCHESTRA

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Audition or permission of program administrator. The College Orchestra provides instrumentalists in the College and community an opportunity to perform works representative of a broad spectrum of orchestral literature, refine techniques of ensemble playing, and present concerts each term. Membership is by permission of the director. Music majors who are string players are required to participate. Course may be taken up to six times for credit. 47 contact hours.

MUN 1310   COLLEGE CHORUS

credits: 1  
Open to all students, non-music majors welcomed. The College Chorus is both a training organization and a performance group. Basic techniques of singing are developed through group and sectional rehearsals. This training and the preparation of works for performance, with the experience inherent in this learning process, take precedence. Basic repertoire and rehearsal techniques, valuable tools in the music profession, are also emphasized. Course may be taken up to six times for credit. 47 contact hours.

MUN 1340   MADRIGALIANS

credits: 1  
Corequisite: MUN 1310. This course is offered as a select choral performance ensemble to those students who have successfully auditioned for the director. Survey and performance of secular choral music from the sixteenth through the twenty-first centuries will be conducted during the semester. Extensive sight-reading of ensemble literature and frequent performances. Open to all students, non-music majors welcomed. Course may be taken up to six times for credit. 47 contact hours.

MUN 1391   GOSPEL CHORUS

credits: 1  
Open to all students, non-music majors welcomed. The Gospel Chorus is designed to provide students with a comprehensive standard-based vocal music curriculum that allows students to study and perform music and texts derived from the African American religious experience. Students will enhance the skills that are specific to vocal gospel music production. A variety of repertoire and styles are chosen to meet the objectives of the course. Performance opportunities are incorporated to assist students in reaching a comprehensive and interactive aesthetic experience. Course may be taken up to six times for credit. 47 contact hours.

MUN 1440   PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

credits: 1  
Departmental permission required. This course is the study and performance of literature in the percussion medium. Course may be taken up to six times for credit. 32 contact hours.

MUN 1441   HAND DRUMMING ENSEMBLE

credits: 1  

This course is the study and performance of hand drumming in an ensemble environment. Students will study the many stylistic variations, and instrumental utilization, of hand drumming disciplines across cultural boundaries. The student will be required to perform various percussion and hand drumming techniques in several musical genres. May be taken up to three times for credit. 32 contact hours.

MUN 1700   IMPROVISATION ENSEMBLE

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Audition required and admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree, performance subplan. This course is the study and performance of improvisation in a performance environment. Students will be required to improvise music, in several musical genres. 32 contact hours.

MUN 1710   JAZZ BAND

credits: 1  
Audition required. This course is the study and performance of instrumental ensemble music in the jazz and popular medium. Course may be taken up to six times for credit. 47 contact hours.

MUN 1711   JAZZ COMBO

credits: 1  

Audition required. This course is the study and performance of instrumental and vocal ensemble music in a Jazz Combo setting. Students will be required to play instrumental and vocal music, in several jazz styles. 47 contact hours.

MUN 1712   JAZZ COMBO II

credits: 1  

Audition required. This course is the study and performance of instrumental and vocal ensemble music in a Jazz Combo setting. Students will be required to play instrumental and vocal music, in several jazz styles. 47 contact hours.

MUN 1718   RHYTHM & BLUES ENSEMBLE

credits: 1  

Audition required. This course is the study and performance of instrumental ensemble music in the Rhythm and Blues genre. Students will be required to play instrumental and vocal music, in a Rhythm and Blues style. Course may be taken up to six times for credit. 32 contact hours.

MUN 1810   STEEL DRUM ENSEMBLE

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Departmental permission required. This course involves the study and performance of percussion literature for the steel drum. Course may be taken up to six times for credit. 32 contact hours.

MUN 2004   RECORDING STUDIO ENSEMBLE

credits: 1  

Audition required. This course is the study and performance of ensemble music as it is applied in a recording studio setting. Students will be required to play instrumental and vocal music, in a wide variety of genres, for the purpose of recording by production engineers. Course may be taken up to six times for credit. 32 contact hours.

MUN 2022   LAPTOP AND ELECTRONIC ARTS ENSEMBLE

credits: 1  
Audition required. This course explores new combinations of live electronic with acoustic instruments and other media by performing a diverse repertoire of music and new works. This course may be taken 3 times for a maximum of 3 credits. 32 contact hours.

MUN 2709   RHYTHM SECTION BOOT CAMP

credits: 1  
Audition required. This course is the study and performance of instrumental ensemble music as it is applied in a rhythm section setting. Students will be required to study and play instrumental and vocal backing music, in a wide variety of genres, for the purpose of increasing their rhythm section skill levels. May be taken up to six times for credit. 32 contact hours.

MUN 2719   RHYTHM AND BLUES ENSEMBLE II

credits: 1  
Audition required. This course is the advanced level study and performance of instrumental ensemble music in the Rhythm & Blues genre. Students will be required to play instrumental and vocal music, in a Rhythm & Blues style. May be taken up to six times for credit. 32 contact hours.

MUN 2720   CONTEMPORARY VOCAL PERFORMANCE FUNDAMENTALS

credits: 1  
In this course, students will work on basic live performance skills including microphone technique, stage presence, critical listening, and musicianship through a mixture of performance and observation. This would be the first class in a series that would feed into a Live Performance Techniques class, where students would learn to work with a live band. Can be taken 2 times for credit. 32 contact hours.

MUN 2771   MIRA HOUSE BAND (STUDENT/FACULTY ENSEMBLE)

credits: 1  

Audition required. This course is the study and performance of ensemble music as it is applied in an advanced live setting. Students will be required to play instrumental and vocal music, in a wide variety of genres, for the purpose of giving live performances in many different situations. The combination of both students and faculty will provide those participating for credit, a rare chance to perform with the highest caliber musicians. Live Sound Reinforcement technicians may participate to satisfy the MIRA Internship requirements. Course may be taken up to six times for credit. 32 contact hours.

MUO 1001   MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Audition. This is a practical course offering varied experience in the elements of musical theatre. The general repertoire will be surveyed to establish an acquaintance with the literature and one or more works will be produced. A staged production of scenes from one or more works will be presented. Course may be taken up to six times for credit. 32 contact hours.

MUO 2501   OPERA WORKSHOP

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Audition. This course is an analytical study of the elements of opera theatre and is designed for the advanced voice student. The general repertoire is comprised of operatic scenes with emphasis on stage deportment, acting, vocal diction and character interpretation. Course may be taken up to six times for credit. 32 contact hours.

MUS 1010   STUDENT RECITAL

credits: 0  
Corequisite: Applied Music, principal instrument (such as MVK 1311, etc). This course requires attendance and participation in student recitals. Students will attend a workshop in recital etiquette and protocols. Students will participate in performance classes in their respective performing area at least once prior to scheduled recitals. Students will be required to attend all and perform in one of four or five scheduled music recitals each session. 8 contact hours.

MUS 1360   MUSIC AND COMPUTERS

credits: 3  

This course will introduce students to the applications of the computer as a tool to facilitate musical creativity. Students will become acquainted with Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) and digital recording technology through projects in sequencing, performing, notating, and printing their work. Appropriate software such as Protools, Finale, Sibelius, Sonar, Cubase and others will be studied and applied in composition and arranging assignments. 47 contact hours.

MUS 1621   ACOUSTICS AND PSYCHOACOUSTICS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. Corequisite: MUM 2600.  This introductory course is a presentation of modern acoustic and psychoacoustic concepts as they pertain to music recording and production. The topics covered are sound generation, waveform theory, audio perception, electrical grounding concepts, applied acoustical studio design, listening environment analysis, and critical audio technology nomenclature. This course will prepare students for all levels of Music Technology and Recording Techniques. 47 contact hours.

MUS 2221   DICTION FOR SINGERS: FRENCH

credits: 1  
This course is the study of French lyric diction as applied to art song and operatic repertoire. This course is designed for students of vocal performance and choral conducting to improve their capacity to respond with ease, accuracy and expression in the production of music in the French language. 16 contact hours.

MUS 2231   DICTION FOR SINGERS: GERMAN

credits: 1  
This course is the study of German lyric diction as applied to art song and operatic repertoire. The course is designed for students of vocal performance and choral conducting to improve their capacity to respond with ease, accuracy and expression in the production of music in the German language. 16 contact hours.

MUS 2241   DICTION FOR SINGERS: ITALIAN

credits: 1  
The study of Italian lyric diction as applied to art song and operatic repertoire. This course is designed for students of vocal performance and choral conducting to improve their capacity to respond with ease, accuracy and expression in the production of music in the Italian language. 16 contact hours.

MUS 2949   CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE

credits: 1-3  

Faculty Advisor/Co-op Coordinator or Program Administrator Approval.  This course is designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary.  Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting.  Variable credits are available, one to three per course.  The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to written assignments.  Co-op courses may be repeated but total credits shall not exceed twelve.

MUT 1001   FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC

credits: 3  
This course will enable students to acquire a thorough working knowledge of those rudiments basic to the pursuit of further study of musical theory and musical performance. It is for those students who are not ready for Music Theory, Introduction to Music History, and Applied Music courses. 47 contact hours.

MUT 1111   MUSIC THEORY I

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUT 1001 or Program Director approval. Corequisite: MUT 1241. This course is designed to introduce students to the principles of music notation, rhythm, construction of scales, keys and intervals, and the formation of chords. Harmony, using diatonic triads, combined with the introduction of non-harmonic tones is also included. The course provides points of interest for students pursuing music performance, analysis, composition and education. 47 contact hours.

MUT 1112   MUSIC THEORY II

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUT 1111 or Program Director approval. Corequisite: MUT 1242. This course is designed as a continuation of Music Theory I, with emphasis on harmonization, voice-leading, and figured bass. Compositional techniques for expanding melodic and harmonic frameworks are investigated through the exploration of phrases, cadences, and applied chords. 47 contact hours.

MUT 1241   AURAL THEORY I

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: MUT 1001 or Program Administrattor approval. Corequisite: MUT 1111. This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to ear-training and sight-singing, to promote the ability to notate live and recorded music, and to comprehend and perform printed music. Skills will be developed that enable recognition and recall of common musical patterns, as well as the ability to hear and understand music from a variety of musical styles. 32 contact hours.

MUT 1242   AURAL THEORY II

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: MUT 1241 or Program Director approval. Corequisite: MUT 1112. This course is designed as a continuation of Aural Theory I, with emphasis on harmonic progressions, applied chords, and melodic phrases. The student will also learn to perform and aurally identify common melodic embellishments and perform figured bass notation. 32 contact hours.

MUT 2116   MUSIC THEORY III

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUT 1112 or Program Director approval. Corequisite: MUT 2246. This course is designed as a continuation of Music Theory II, with emphasis on expansion of the harmonic vocabulary. The student will learn how color is added to compositions with chromatic resources ranging from modulation to extended chords, modal mixture, and altered chordss. Musical form and interpretation are also considered. 47 contact hours.

MUT 2117   MUSIC THEORY IV

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: MUT 2116 or Program Director approval. Corequisite: MUT 2247. This course is designed as a continuation of Music Theory III, with a spotlight on twentieth century music. The student will learn about modes, scales, and sets. Set theory, serial composition, twelve-tone rows, and post tonal music are explored. 47 contact hours.

MUT 2246   AURAL THEORY III

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: MUT 1242 or Program Director approval. Corequisite: MUT 2116. This course is designed as a continuation of Aural Theory II, with emphasis on harmonic expansion including modulations, chromatic approaches to dominant, and form. The student will also learn to perform and aurally identify chromatic music and asymmetrical meters. 32 contact hours.

MUT 2247   AURAL THEORY IV

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: MUT 2246 or Program Director approval. Corequisite: MUT 2117. This course is designed as a continuation of Aural Theory III, with emphasis on compositional materials of the twentieth century. The student will explore modes, scales, sets, serialism, and twelve-tone rows through guided listening and performance. The student will also learn new ways to organize rhythm, meter, and duration. 32 contact hours.

MUT 2341   CONTEMPORARY MUSIC THEORY I

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. Corequisite: MUT 2341L. This course is designed to introduce students to the principles of melody, rhythm, and harmony in popular music and jazz from the viewpoint of the contemporary musician. The course provides information that can be immediately applied to composing and arranging music. 47 contact hours.

MUT 2341L   CONTEMPORARY EAR TRAINING I

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Music Industry Recording Arts A.S. degree. Corequisite: MUT 2341. Music is a sonic art form and the skill of deep listening is critical for successful commercial musicianship. Students will learn to notate basic rhythms and pitch, and understand the relationships sound and notation. Students will transcribe contemporary music from popular music and jazz sources. 32 contact hours.

MUT 2342   CONTEMPORARY MUSIC THEORY II

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MUT 2341. Corequisite: MUT 2342L. This course is a continuation of Contemporary Music Theory I and explores skills essential to arranging, harmonizing, and voicing, plus instrumentation, and creation of various types of beats. The course culminates with students creating authentic arrangements for rhythm section and popular music recordings. 47 contact hours.

MUT 2342L   CONTEMPORARY EAR TRAINING II

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: MUT 2341L. Corequisite: MUT 2342. This course is a continuation of Contemporary Ear Training I, and the student will learn to notate complex rhythms and pitch, and develop the ability to quickly identify chords and progressions. The student will transcribe large forms from popular music and jazz sources. Music is a sonic art form and the skill of deep listening is critical for successful commercial musicianship. 32 contact hours.


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